A TRANENT man obstructed two Scottish Ambulance Service workers who had been called out to deal with a medical emergency involving him in the town.

Christopher Storrie, 42, shouted, swore and acted aggressively towards the ambulance crew as they attempted to provide him with medical attention at Muirpark Road.

Storrie was also found to be in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a pair of garden shears, during the incident.

And after police officers had been called to deal with him, he proceeded to assault PC Kristin Capaldi by kicking her to the head.

Storrie appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week, where he pleaded guilty to the three offences, which all took place on November 6.

He also had not guilty pleas accepted by the Crown to charges of stealing a defibrillator and resisting arrest by struggling with police by tensing his arms and attempting to break away from them.

Sheriff Peter McCormack deferred sentence on Storrie, of Well Wynd, for social work reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment to next month.